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#Bloomberg: Macron Is Gauging Support for a Plan to Install Draghi in the Top EU Job

17:00, Thursday, 25 April, 2024
#Bloomberg: Macron Is Gauging Support for a Plan to Install Draghi in the Top EU Job

French President Emmanuel Macron, who was instrumental in making Ursula von der Leyen the European Commission president five years ago, is now in talks with fellow EU leaders to find a different candidate — such as Mario Draghi — to fill the top job.

With less than two months to go ahead of the bloc’s elections, Macron has spoken with premiers including Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni about the possibility of having a technocratic leader of the European Union’s executive arm, such as the former European Central Bank president, according to people familiar with those discussions.с

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